Victory on Wayfair v. South Dakota

By Food Marketing Institute   The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota (aka our Marketplace Fairness case) and we have scored a major victory! On a 5-4 vote, the Court overturned the 1992 “Quill” decision that effectively prevented states from collecting sales tax on transactions from remote sellers who do not…

U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes

2019 draft volumes are less than statutory targets By NACS Online On June 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule regarding the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020. Overall, EPA has proposed a 3.1% increase in renewable fuel blending. The proposed total renewable fuel requirement…

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 4%

With a tight job market, high-turnover industries like restaurants and convenience stores might find it harder to fill vacancies   By NACS Online   In early May, the U.S. Department of Labor released its most recent report on the nation’s labor market showing the unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest rate since 2000, the New…

FDA Targets Youth Tobacco Sale Violations

The agency released new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention plan to stop minor use of, and access to, e-cigarettes   By NACS Online   In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cited 40 retailers for violations related to youth sales of JUUL e-cigarettes. The agency also announced a new blitz of…